Under A Blood Red Sky

Universal Music Division AZ
Release date
29 Sep 2008
Running length
8 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Gloria (Live version 1983 - remastered) 4:47 330
2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 4:41 267
3 I Will Follow (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 3:46 262
4 Party Girl (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 3:07 294
5 Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 5:19 362
6 The Electric Co. (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 4:38 232
7 New Year's Day (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 4:36 283
8 "40" (Live Version 1983 - Remastered) 3:46 445

About this album

Under a Blood Red Sky is a mini-LP live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released in 1983. Along with its companion concert film, U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, the release helped establish U2’s reputation as a live band, making the band a popular live college rock act.
The album consists of live recordings from three shows on the band’s War Tour from Colorado, Boston in the US and Germany. Album highlights include a fiery rendition of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (famously introduced by Bono with the words, “this song is not a rebel song”) and a jaunty run-through of the B-side “Party Girl”.

An accompanying concert video entitled U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky was released the following year. Unlike the album, the film was recorded entirely at the dramatic outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 5 June 1983. The band’s performance of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” from the film has been cited as one of Rolling Stone ’​s “50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll.”
The title is taken from the lyrics of the song “New Year’s Day”, originally released on U2’s War album.
The album was re-released as a remastered CD with a DVD of the complete concert on 29 September 2008
Track listing:
All songs written and composed by U2, with lyrics by Bono.
Side one
No. Title Recording location/date Length
1. “Gloria” Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 5 June 1983 4:32
2. “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” Boston, Massachusetts on 6 May 1983 4:34
3. “I Will Follow” Sankt Goarshausen, Germany on 20 August 1983 3:36

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  • k_r_i

    very very good live album. [2] "how long,how long must we sing this song...?" [2]

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • windy_miller

    Best live album ever?

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • Irlandese64

    At their absolute zenith. Still raw and original, before Bono became everything he said he hated about rock stars.

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Chrysa85

    ''how long, how long must we sing this song...?''

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Hetfield55

    very very good live album.

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • THXbox

    DVD release is even better , about eight or nine other great tracks

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • g0disadj

    Not a big U2 fan but this is brilliant

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • SirMothy

    excellent excellent excellent. back when they were cool.

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • AliBono74

    best ever!!!

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • deckerbotch

    I think this is their best !! :)

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • RikiCe85

    Best live!!

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • SaltyMcSushi

    The deluxe edition should have been the whole concert.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
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    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • A_Friend_

    this one brings back memories~ excellent song.

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
  • harmpy

    Perhaps my favorite U2 album

    25 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Drini7

    This album is amazing is one of the best live albums I've ever heard, it' full of energy and tension

    1 Feb 2007 Reply

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